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With a median age of about 26, Bangladesh is teeming with a youth population ready and eager to make a difference in important matters of public life.


As a country that is extremely susceptible to the effects of climate change, the story of Nurjahan and her neighbours in Noakhali is one that is both heartening and encouraging.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stands as an example of how to be a leader worth following.


A well-functioning democracy requires an informed citizenry, and journalists play that very critical role of conveying information to fulfill citizens’ right to know and help us make informed decisions.


After an unsuccessful attempt at deception and then scrambling to cover up for its ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya, Myanmar is now resorting to cheap tricks and casting aspersions.


The attack carried out on Khaleda Zia’s motorcade in Feni is no laughing matter.


As Bangladesh’s economy continues to develop and reduce its dependency on the agriculture sector, our manufacturing sector needs to be strengthened further in terms of productivity and diversification.



With the Rohingya crisis taking up the bulk of our resources, flood victims are being neglected, while government relief worked has stopped.


NGOs have been instrumental in achieving the Millennium Development Goals 2015, and earning Bangladesh its middle income status, something which the government itself has acknowledged.


Aung San Suu Kyi has said the Myanmar government has started the repatriation process of Rohingya who have crossed over to the Bangladesh side.


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spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
On February 15, 2017 Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 12 minutes later, writes Anil Bhat
While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties and promote mutual trust, writes Gaurav Sharma 
Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis
With a dire warning about the looming future of a waterless world, Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev made a plea for mobilising humanity to save the rivers of India and the world before it is too late, writes Arul Louis

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depend...


A recent novel "Radius 200" by author Veena Nagpal has two facts at the centre of the fictional narrative that she weaves. "Impending water scarcity and the very real danger of an Sino-Indian conflict over this precious resource,...


What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...


Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.